Final Breath wins second straight at Mea
November 25, 2019
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Final Breath notched his second straight victory when he quarter-poled to the top and drew away late in Monday's $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.
Once Final Breath wrested the early lead from Donatover, he had little trouble lengthening it for Tony Hall, downing Donatover by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:53.4. The first-over Meme Hanover earned show.
Norm Parker trains Final Breath, a 9-year-old Victory Sam-First Breath gelding who boosted his lifetime bankroll to 578,098, for Duane Lowe.
Mike Wilder piloted four winners on the 13-race program, sweeping the early and late Daily Doubles.
Live racing at The Meadows resumes Tuesday, when the card features a $52,960.94 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. The program also offers a $5,000 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4 (races 3-6) and a $1,096.46 carryover in the Pick 5 (races 2-6). First post for the 13-race card is 1:05 PM.--By Evan Pattak/Meadows Standardbred Owners Association